For this project, I started out by painting the box with acrylic paints. The first layer was done in a pretty green and then layered with an off-white acrylic. I sort of dry brushed the white paint and then quickly wiped it off with a dry paper towel, so that the green really came through. I also dry-brushed a little gray paint in the corners and edges for more depth and aging.
The bird stamp was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and cut out. It's a large stamp, measuring about 4.5 inches from beak to tail, so it was a perfect size for my book box. The center paper was a RAK from a friend and I decided to trim the edges with my pinking scissors and run my tracing wheel around all the edges. I lined the inside of the box with the white and green patterned paper.
Stamps: bird stamp by Renaissance Art Stamp, others by Crafty Secrets
Paper: My Mind's Eye, sheet music, unknown
Ink: Linen Distress ink
Accessories: Prima daisies, OTC hydrangeas, vintage buttons, lace, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, paper mache book box from Michaels, eyelet, straight pin from Making Memories, green and ivory acrylic paint from Michaels.